http://www.eua.be/images/logo.jpgAt a press conference on 28 May at the European Parliament convened by Mr Christian Ehler, MEP and Rapporteur on the Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation, EUA joined Mr Ehler in calling for the retaining of a reimbursement model based on the recognition of full costs in Horizon 2020, the next EU framework programme for research and innovation (2014-2020).
Mr Ehler invited EUA and EARTO (European Association of Research and Technology Organisations) to express their views on this key issue in the present “trilogue” discussions (between the European Parliament, Council and the Commission) and in advance of the forthcoming Competitiveness Council (member states) held last week.
Following its input statement on the Rules for Participation, published in 2012, EUA has strongly supported in recent months the European Parliament’s proposal for retaining the option for reimbursement of research costs based on full costing methodologies. The Parliament is the sole institution in the negotiations advocating in addition to a flat rate model a reimbursement option based on full costing methodologies for those universities that are able to identify the full costs of a project. Read more...